(1) Critical Thinking
- Use critical thinking to inquire about a topic, problem or issue.
- Use appropriate critical thinking skills to analyze a topic, problem or issue.
- Use reflection as a critical thinking tool.
- Use critical thinking to problem solve a topic, problem or issue.
(2) Problem Solving
- Determine, collect, and organize the relevant data needed to solve real-world problems.
- Evaluate the reasonableness of solutions to real-world problems.
- Apply problem solving strategies to solve problems related to basic living skills.
- Draw logical conclusions and make generalizations using deductive and inductive reasoning.
- Determine the validity of an argument or a solution.
- Demonstrate awareness and purpose in composing text.
- Exhibit effective speaking skills for both peers and elders.
- Utilize oral and written directions to lead a group to accomplish a common goal.
- Experiment with new media and technology as communications tools.
- Assimilate complex ideas or concepts and interpret that information for audiences of varied levels.
- Identify a topic, problem or issue and formulate questions for research.
- Select and apply a research methodology appropriate for the topic, problem or issue.
- Access information from a variety of primary and secondary sources through print, electronic and other media.
- Assess the validity reliability and relevance of information collected from different sources.
- Organize and analyze data.
- Synthesize and interpret data to develop conclusions and implications in the light of the problem(s) researched.
- Plan, pace, implement, and evaluate an independent project.
- Select an appropriate medium to communicate the results of research.
- Demonstrate effective allocation of time and resources.
Students will be able to…
- Use fluency of thought to develop creative thinking behaviors.
- Use flexibility of thought to develop creative thinking behaviors.
- Use originality of thought to develop creative thinking behaviors.
- Use elaboration of thought to develop creative thinking behaviors.
- Develop an understanding of self in relationship to their and others perceptions of giftedness.
- Identify with others situation, feelings or motives (empathy).
- Demonstrate task commitment to projects and activities (persistence).
- Become masters of their own learning (intrinsic motivation).
- Develop communication, self-control, and interpersonal skills to enhance relationships with their peers and adults (social competency)
- Be accountable for their academic obligations.
- Be responsible for maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning.
- Develop an attitude of self-confrontation when issues of ethics and character arise.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the Internet as a research tool.
- Demonstrate the ability to use a computer to publish their work.
- Demonstrate the ability to use a computer to create multi-media products.